Nationwide Childrens Hospital to Host 2008 Candidates Forum on Children and Youth in October

October 6, 2008

Nationwide Childrens Hospital will host the 2008 Candidates Forum on Children and Youth 8 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Friday, October 17. The event will be held in Stecker Auditorium in the Ann Isaly Wolfe Education Building at Nationwide Childrens Hospital, 575 S. 18th St. The public is invited to a free continental breakfast beginning at 7:15 a.m., followed by the Forum at 8 a.m. 

The public will have the opportunity to hear candidates share their views on issues such as childrens health, education and at-risk youth. Candidates include those for U.S. House of Representatives, Ohio General Assembly and Franklin County Commissioner whose districts represent part or all of Franklin County. Confirmed candidates include Steve Stivers and Mary Jo Kilroy of the 15th Congressional District as well as David Robinson and Pat Tiberi of the 12th Congressional District race.

The Forum is sponsored by Nationwide Childrens Hospital, Directions for Youth and Families, Voices for Ohios Children and, and is supported by numerous community organizations.

For more information, please contact Matt Peters by email at or call (614) 355-0705.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at